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[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 1, Concert 1: “Early That Summer” by Julia Wolfe - Other Minds
The first concert of the very first Other Minds Festival of New Music, held in San Francisco on November 4, 1993, included this string quartet by the then relatively unknown composer Julia Wolfe. Although Ms. Wolfe has gone on to a successful career as a composer, whose works have been performed by a wide variety of notable orchestras and ensembles, and as co-founder of the famous Bang-On-A-Can Festival in New York City, she still reportedly fondly remembers when, after this performance of her ...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 1; Music; New Music; Julia Wolfe; 20th Century Classical; Chamber Music; Alyeska Quartet
Downloads: 80
[audio]Other Minds Festival 11: Panel Discussion 1 - Other Minds
Panel discussion with Phill Niblock, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Michael Nyman, & Seth Josel moderated by Charles Amirkhanian. The composers discuss the pieces to be played in the following concert.
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 11; Lecture; Panel Discussion; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 72
[audio]Other Minds Festival 11: Panel Discussion 2 - Other Minds
Panel discussion with Fred Frith, Sudhu Tewari, Maria de Alvear, moderated by Charles Amirkhanian. The composers discuss the pieces to be played in the following concert.
Keywords: Other MInds Festival of New Music; OM 11; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Avant-Garde
Downloads: 22
[movies]Other Minds Festival 15: Panel Discussion 3 - Other Minds
The third night of the 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with the composers whose works were to be featured in that night’s concert, which was held on March 6, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were, Gyan Riley, who is known for his guitar playing as well as composing, minimalist composer Tom Johnson, and violinist, composer, and indy rock personality Carla Kihlstedt...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 15; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music; Music; Composition; Minimal Music
Downloads: 308
[audio]Other Minds Presents: Henry Cowell: The Whole World of Music, Concert One - Other Minds
On November 12, 2009, at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley, CA, Other Minds presented the first of two concerts dedicated to the music of Henry Cowell. Born in nearby Menlo Park in 1897, Cowell began his musical career as a concert pianist, and is perhaps best known for pioneering such “ultramodern” performance techniques as “tone clusters,” in which the arms are used to play a number of notes simultaneously, and the direct manipulation of the strings of the piano, in a ma...
Keywords: Other Minds; Henry Cowell; Music; New Music
Downloads: 144
[movies]Other Minds Festival 14: Panel Discussion 1 - Other Minds
OM 14 got started with Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, moderating a panel discussion with Bent Sørensen, Chinary Ung, and Ben Johnston, whose works were to be heard during the first concert, held on March 5, 2009. Sørensen discusses how he has incorporated aspects from one of his operas into two of his more recent compositions as well as commenting on the challenges of writing for a piano trio...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 14; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music
Downloads: 171
[audio]Other Minds Presents: Henry Cowell: The Whole World of Music, Concert Two - Other Minds
On November 13, 2009, at the Presidio Chapel in San Francisco, CA, Other Minds presented the second of two concerts dedicated to the music of Henry Cowell. Born in Menlo Park in 1897, Cowell began his musical career as a concert pianist, and is perhaps best known for pioneering such “ultramodern” performance techniques as “tone clusters,” in which the arms are used to play a number of notes simultaneously, and the direct manipulation of the strings of the piano, in a manner that presaged...
Keywords: Other Minds; Henry Cowell; Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music
Downloads: 175
[audio]New Music Seance 2008 : Reflections on Ruth Crawford with Judith Tick - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Ruth Crawford; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 67
[audio]New Music Seance 2008: Concert No. 1, Birds in Warped Time - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 122
[audio]Other Minds Festival 11: Panel Discussion 3 - Other Minds
Panel discussion with John Luther Adams, Billy Bang, & Evan Ziporyn, moderated by Charles Amirkhanian. The composers discuss the pieces to be played in the following concert.
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 11; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Avant-Garde
Downloads: 36
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 17: Panel Discussion & Concert 3 - Other Minds
The third and final concert of the 17th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 17) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in the night’s concert, held on March 3 2012. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian were composers Tyshawn Sorey, Lotta Wennäkoski, John Kennedy and Ken Ueno, as well as video artist Johnny Dekam. Tyshawn Sorey talks about his very early interest in becoming a musician and how his style of playing has been influenced by his exposure...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 17; Music; Panel Discussion; Improvisation; New Music; Mixed Media; String Quartets; Percussion music
Downloads: 122
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on March 1, 2013, began with the traditional informative panel discussion featuring many of the nights composers and performers. Joining Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian on stage was Dohee Lee, Mattias Petersson, Anna Petrini, and Craig Taborn. The Korean composer and performance artist Dohee Lee talks about her home on Jeju Island and how her work is inspired by her grandmother’s risk...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; Lecture; Panel discussion; new music; recorder music; electro-acoustic; electronic; 21st century music
Downloads: 103
[audio]Other Minds Festival 15: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second night of the 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in that night’s concert, held on March 5, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were, the electro-acoustic composer Natasha Barrett, Polish composer Paweł Mykietyn, and jazz legends Kidd Jordan and Warren Smith. Barrett describes how she blends, carefully, spatially placed natural sounds, spoken monologues, and electronic music,...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 15; Music; New Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion
Downloads: 167
[audio]Other Minds Festival 16: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 - Other Minds
The 16th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 16) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers featured in the first night’s concert, held on March 3, 2011. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were Kyle Gann, Louis Andriessen, Agata Zubel, and Janice Giteck. Gann briefly discusses “Triskaidekaphonia I” which is the result of Gann’s desire to finally incorporate the musical equivalent of the number 13 into a composition, something he achieves with the introduction ...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 16; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Music; 21st Century Classical; Chamber Music; Microtonal Music
Downloads: 307
[audio]Other Minds Festival 16: Panel Discussion & Concert 3 - Other Minds
As always, the third concert of the 16th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 16), held on March 5, 2011, commenced with an engaging panel discussion moderated by Charles Amirkhanian. Joining Charles on stage are the concert’s featured composers, Jason Moran, Louis Andriessen, and Kyle Gann. Moran begins the discussion with a description of how his latest work was inspired by an old LP about African American slang and his own interest in contemporary jazz slang...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 16; Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion; 21st Century Classical; Jazz
Downloads: 194
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 14: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 - Other Minds
OM 14 got started with Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, moderating a panel discussion with the Bent Sørensen, Chinary Ung, and Ben Johnson, whose works were to be heard during the first concert, held on March 5, 2009. Sørensen discusses how he has incorporated aspects from one of his operas into two of his more recent compositions as well as commenting on the challenges of writing for a piano trio...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 14; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Microtonal Music; Art Songs; Avant-Garde
Downloads: 346
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 17: Composer Fellowship Concert - Other Minds
Other Minds introduces its second annual Composer Fellowship Program, as part of its continuing commitment to the promotion of New Music and young composers. This year’s Program focused on percussion music and featured seminal works by John Cage as well as compositions by four young and relatively unknown composers who were selected from a host of applicants, to meet and interact with the OM 17 composers during their residency program, and to have one of their works performed at this special c...
Keywords: OM 17; Other Minds Composer Fellowship; Other Minds Festival; Percussion music; New music
Downloads: 86
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 17: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of the 17th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 17) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in the night’s concert, held on March 2, 2012. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian was Harold Budd, Gloria Coates, Ikue Mori, and Tyshawn Sorey. Harold Budd talks about his early career, starting with a military band about 50 years ago and then his growing interest in jazz...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 17; Music; Panel Discussion; Electronic music; Improvisation; New Music; Jazz; Chamber Music
Downloads: 134
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 14: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of OM 14 was held on March 6, 2009. The program began with Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, moderating a panel discussion with the evening’s featured composers Dobramiła Jaskot, Catherine Lamb, Linda Catlin Smith, and Chico Mello. Jaskot discusses the spatial qualities of her music and address the question if it is distinctly Polish in nature. Lamb then talks about her particular interest in different timbres and the pleasure of composing lo...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 14; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Avant-Garde
Downloads: 191
[audio]Other Minds Festival 15: Panel Discussion & Concert 3 - Other Minds
The third night of the 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with the composers whose works were to be featured in that night’s concert, which was held on March 6, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were, Gyan Riley, who is known for his guitar playing as well as composing, minimalist composer Tom Johnson, and violinist, composer, and indy rock personality Carla Kihlstedt...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 15; Music; New Music
Downloads: 87
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 14: Panel Discussion & Concert 3 - Other Minds
The third and final concert of OM 14 was held on March 7, 2009. The program began with Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, moderating a panel discussion with the evening’s featured composers and performers John Schneider, Michael Harrison, Chinary Ung, and Chico Mello. Different tuning systems were discussed with Schneider and Harrison demonstrating two of them while also making the prediction that future composers will be quite comfortable in working with a varie...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 14; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Avant-Garde; Microtonal Music; Folk Music; World Music
Downloads: 275
[movies]Other Minds Festival: OM 19 Panel Discussion and Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second, concluding, concert of the 19th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 19) was held on March 1, 2014 in the newly inaugurated SFJazz Center in San Francisco. The evening’s program included a mix of electronic, jazz, and piano music with a little bit of African parrots added for spice. The program begins with Charles Celeste Hutchins, a young, California-born, but now London based, composer and computer programer, who performs a computer music piece that relies on the composer drawin...
Keywords: Electronic; Panel discussion; Music; new music; Jazz
Downloads: 9
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 17: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 - Other Minds
The 17th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 17) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in the first night’s concert, held on March 1, 2012. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were composers Øyvind Torvund and Simon Steen-Andersen, along with Anders Førisdal, guitarist with the night’s featured ensemble, asamisimasa. The Danish composer Steen-Andersen tells the audience about his childhood fascination with all types of sounds, before ...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 17; Music; New Music; Avant-Garde; Mixed Media; Chamber Music
Downloads: 148
[audio]New Music Seance 2008: Concert No. 2, Deep River of Dreams - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 148
[audio]Takashi Harada: A Recital for Ondes Martenot & Piano at Other Minds 8, 2002 - Other Minds
Takashi Harada's 2002 recital for Ondes Martenot and piano at The Other Minds Music Festival 8 in San Francisco California. A Recital for Ondes Martenot and Piano Dedicated to the memory of Jeanne Loriod (1928-2001) Takashi Harada, Ondes Martenot Hiroko Sakurazawa, piano Pieces streamed in order: Andre Jolivet: Trois Poemes pour Ondes Martenot et Piano (1935) West Coast Premiere Ondes Serimpie Chant d'oppression Takashi Harada: Poison d'or, for Ondes & Piano (2001) U.S...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical; Music; Electro-acoustic
Downloads: 2,589
[audio]Other Minds Presents: Nancarrow at 100 - A Centennial Celebration (Panel 2 and Concert No. 3) - Other Minds
This is the second panel discussion of “Nancarrow at 100: A Centennial Celebration” a three day festival of films and music celebrating the life and work of Conlon Nancarrow. The festival was produced by Other Minds in collaboration with Cal Performances, the U. C. Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive and was held on November 2-4, 2012. This panel discussion was the first event held on November 4, 2012, following which there was a film presentation at the Pacific Film Archive The...
Keywords: Nancarrow at 100; Other Minds; New Music; Centennial celebrations; lecture; panel discussion; pianola music; percussion music; 20th century classical; piano music; electronic music
Downloads: 132
[audio]Other Minds New Music Seance I: Concert III - Other Minds
On December 3, 2005, Other Minds presented for the first time three concerts of new music summoning the spirits of composers past and present, in the spiritual setting of Bernard Maybeck's Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco. The following selections are from the 8:00pm concert, "TOWARDS THE FLAME". Alexander Scriabin Vers la Flamme (1914) Johanna Magdalena Beyer Dissonant Counterpoint Nos. 5, 7, 8, (ca...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Concerts; New Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 1,117
[audio]Other Minds Festival 16: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of the 16th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 16), held on March 4, 2011, began as usual, with an informative and entertaining panel discussion moderated by Charles Amirkhanian. Most of the concert’s featured composers and performers gathered on stage, including David A. Jaffe, Agata Zubel, I Wayan Balawan, and Han Bennink, as well as sound sculptor Trimpin. Jaffe describes how, with the assistance of Trimpin, he has utilized a three dimensional computer mouse as a contr...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 16; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Spatial Music; 21st Century Classical; Chamber Music; Jazz; Improvisation
Downloads: 237
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 19 Panel Discussion and Concert 1 - Other Minds
The first concert of the 19th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 19) was held on February 28, 2014 in the newly inaugurated SFJazz Center in San Francisco. With a bit of the old, the new, and the old made new again, the concert included three eclectic compositions by composer Mark Applebaum: one featuring synchronized hand gestures combined with electronically processed vocalizations, another aleatoric piece for instrumental ensemble and projected graphic score, and an installation that was p...
Keywords: panel discussion; music; new music; electronic music
Downloads: 46
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 19 Panel Discussion and Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second, concluding, concert of the 19th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 19) was held on March 1, 2014 in the newly inaugurated SFJazz Center in San Francisco. The evening’s program included a mix of electronic, jazz, and piano music with a little bit of African parrots added for spice. The program begins with Charles Celeste Hutchins, a young, California-born, but now London based, composer and computer programer, who performs a computer music piece that relies on the composer drawin...
Keywords: Music; panel discussion; electronic music; Electro-acoustic
Downloads: 37
[audio]Other Minds Festival 12: Day One - other minds
Panel Discussion and Concert One for Friday, December 8, 2006: The twelfth Other Minds Festival kicked off with this panel discussion (track 1), moderated by Charles Amirkhanian and featuring composers Per Nørgård, Peter Sculthorpe, and Daniel David Feinsmith, (Maja Ratkje was sick with the flu and missed this pre-concert discussion). Per talks about the origin of the name of his Quartet No. 10 for strings, “Høsttidløs”(Harvest-Timeless)...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; Music; New Music; 20th Century Classical; OM 12
Downloads: 944
[audio]Other MInds New Music Seance II: Concert II - other minds
Concert II: The Immovable Do [5:30pm] Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2007 New Music Seance Concerts featured five hours of hypnotic solo piano music performed by Sarah Cahill, or on the eerily disembodied Yamaha Disklavier, with additional spirit raising interludes by the Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmerman violin-piano duo. Held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San ...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Concerts; New Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 950
[audio]Other Minds Festival 12: Day Two - other minds
Panel Discussion and Concert for Saturday, December 9, 2006: Charles Amirkhanian moderates a panel discussion with the three composers featured in the second concert of the 12th Other Minds Festival. Maja Ratkje, who was too ill to take part in the panel discussion the day before, speaks about her interest in Japanese gagaku music as well as giving a preview of her work with the Norwegian group POING, which features the composer’s extended vocal techniques combined with electronics, saxophones...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; Music; New Music; 20th Century Classical; OM 12
Downloads: 934
[audio]New Music Seance 2008: Concert No. 3, Ruth Crawford and her Milieu - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 100
[audio]Other Minds Festival 12: Day Three - other minds
Panel Discussion and Concert for Sunday, December 10, 2006: Charles Amirkhanian moderates a panel discussion with the composers featured in the third concert of OM 12. Markus Stockhausen and Tara Bouman describe the various techniques they will use in their performance of compositions, improvisations and intuitive music. Ronald Bruce Smith talks about his String Quartet No. 2 “Nostalgia” and Peter Sculthorpe along with didjeridu player Stephen Kent discuss the process involved in writing a p...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; Music; New Music; 20th Century Classical; OM 12
Downloads: 1,112
[movies]Other Minds Festival 15: Panel Discussion 1 - Other Minds
The 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in the first night’s concert, held on March 4, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage was, Clemens Merkel, first violinist of the Quatuor Bozzini, Swiss composer Jürg Frey, and vocalist and composer Lisa Bielawa. Frey describes the inspiration and structure of the minimal, microtonal composition which was to be heard later in the evening, while Clem...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 15; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music
Downloads: 225
[movies]New Music Seance 2008: Concert No. 2, Deep River of Dreams (video) - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 373
[movies]OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on March 1, 2013, began with the traditional informative panel discussion featuring many of the nights composers and performers. Joining Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian on stage was Dohee Lee, Mattias Petersson, Anna Petrini, and Craig Taborn. The Korean composer and performance artist Dohee Lee talks about her home on Jeju Island and how her work is inspired by her grandmother’s risk...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; :Lecture; Panel discussion; New music; 21st century music; Electro-acoustic; Recorder music; Electronic music; Piano music
Downloads: 252
[movies]Solo for Voice 58: 18 Microtonal Ragas, 2007 - Other Minds
Nearly forty years after John Cage composed, “Solo for Voice 58”, an indeterminate work consisting of 18 separate parts, it finds its ideal interpreter in Italian-born dhrupad singer Amelia Cuni. The first performer to prepare the full 18 microtonal ragas for a major performance, Cuni executes microtonal melodies in five different languages with stunning ease. On November 2, 2007, Other Minds, presented the American premiere of this iconoclastic interpretation at a concert in Berkeley Califo...
Keywords: Other Minds; Music; New Music; Microtonal Music; John Cage; Amelia Cuni
Downloads: 1,000
[audio]Other Minds Records sampler - Other Minds
A selected number of excerpts from all Other Minds CD releases to date (1999-2013) Catalogue Nos. OM1001-1022. For more information about Other Minds, visit: otherminds.org
Keywords: Other Minds Records, OM Records
Downloads: 951
[audio]Other Minds Presents: A Secret Rose by Rhys Chatham - Other Minds
Other Minds presents a live recording of Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose” performed at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA. on November 17, 2013. This performance features a large ensemble of electric guitarists mostly from Northern California but also includes some from around the United States as well as the United Kingdom, Italy, Argentina and the Netherlands. In 1977, composer Rhys Chatham, first artistic director of famed New York multi-disciplinary art space The Kitchen, was working ...
Keywords: Other Minds; Rhys Chatham; Music; Guitar music; large ensembles; A Secret Rose; Avant-garde; Popular music
Downloads: 453
[audio]Other Minds Presents: Preview event for Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose” - Other Minds
Recorded on June 7, 2013 at The LAB in San Francisco, Other Minds presents a preview event for its upcoming presentation of Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose,” a piece for 100 guitars. During this event Rhys Chatham introduces two of his earlier compositions for multiple electric guitars, electric bass, and drums. In his introduction for the first work, an excerpt of “Guitar Trio,” Chatham tells how in the 1970s he was interested in minimalism but after hearing the band The Ramones perform...
Keywords: Other Minds Presents: A Secret Rose; Rhys Chatham; G3; G100; Interview; Rock music; Popular music; Noise music
Downloads: 200
[movies]Other Minds Festival: OM 8, Concert 2: Morning in the Woods by Leo Ornstein - Other Minds
In tribute to Leo Ornstein, who passed away at the age of 108 or 109, just a couple of weeks prior this OM 8 concert held on March 8, 2002, pianist Sarah Cahill added this selection to the end of that evening’s program. “Morning in the Woods” was composed in 1971. The composer’s wife recalls that the piece was composed “in our New Hampshire hideaway, deep in the woods on the edge of the large wilderness.” It is typical of a vast number of compositions Ornstein wrote in his seventies ...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 8; Leo Ornstein; Music; New Music; piano music; Sarah Cahill
Downloads: 328
[movies]Other Minds Festival: OM 8: Djerassi Resident Artists Program Panel Discussions - Other Minds
Prior to each annual Other Minds Festival the featured composers have traditionally gathered together for a number of days at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside CA., to meet each other and offer presentations about their works. In this program, recorded from March 3-5, 2002, you get the rare and invaluable opportunity of sitting in on these far ranging and interactive discussions, which provide insight into each composer’s early experiences and style of composing...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Other Mind Festival; OM 8; Panel discussion; lecture; music; new music; jazz; 20th century classical; composition; world music; electronic music
Downloads: 96
[audio]Other Minds Festival 15: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 - Other Minds
The 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in the first night’s concert, held on March 4, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage was, Clemens Merkel, first violinist of the Quatuor Bozzini, Swiss composer Jürg Frey, and vocalist and composer Lisa Bielawa. Frey describes the inspiration and structure of the minimal, microtonal composition which was to be heard later in the evening, while Clem...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 15; Music; New Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion
Downloads: 115
[movies]Other Minds Festival: OM 6: Concert 1-2 and Artist Forums - Other Minds
The 6th Other Minds Festival was held March 16-18, 2000 at the Theatre Artaud, in San Francisco. Concert 1: Guest Artistic Director Carl Stone begins the proceedings with some introductory remarks and then introduces all the featured composers as they gather on stage for a group photo. The first concert then begins with: The Three Strange Angels, Peter Garland Greetings [Lyrics (Arabic): Ismail Hasan], Hamza El Din Escalay (Water Wheel), Hamza El Din Memory Pieces, David Lang Solo Improvisations...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Other Minds Festival; OM 6; new music; music; lecture; panel discussion; Popular music; Aleatory music; 20th century classical; String quartets; Turntablism; Sampling (Sound); Group identity Music; Philosophy and aesthetics
Downloads: 137
[movies]Other Minds Festival: OM 19 Panel Discussion and Concert 1 - Other Minds
The first concert of the 19th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 19) was held on February 28, 2014 in the newly inaugurated SFJazz Center in San Francisco. With a bit of the old, the new, and the old made new again, the concert included three eclectic compositions by composer Mark Applebaum: one featuring synchronized hand gestures combined with electronically processed vocalizations, another aleatoric piece for instrumental ensemble and projected graphic score, and an installation that was p...
Keywords: Panel discussion; new music; music; Electro-acoustic; 20th century classical
Downloads: 15
[movies]Alan Rich on interviewing Pierre Boulez - Other Minds
Charles Amirkhanian interviews music critic, and former KPFA Music Department Director, Alan Rich, at his home in Los Angeles, California. In this interview, recorded on October 21, 2009, just six months before Rich’s peaceful passing on April 23, 2010, Amirkhanian asks Rich to recall the events that led to the historic, first American broadcast interview with the French avant-garde composer Pierre Boulez on KPFA in March of 1958...
Keywords: Interview; 20th Century Classical; Music; Musical Criticism
Downloads: 337
[movies]Other Minds Presents: Post-Screening Q & A with Frank Scheffer and Chou Wen-Chung - Other Minds
Following the Other Minds sponsored, U. S. premiere of the film “Edgard Varèse: The One All Alone,” held in San Francisco on April 19, 2010, Charles Amirkhanian talks with the film’s director, Frank Scheffer, and Varèse’s student and protégé, the Chinese composer Chou Wen-Chung. Dutch director Scheffer makes it clear that his film is not an attempt to visually interpret Varèse’s music, something that he would consider impossible and ill-advised...
Keywords: Other Minds; Edgar Varese; Frank Scheffer; Chou Wen-chung; lecture; Panel Discussion; Avant-Garde; Motion pictures; Music
Downloads: 388
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 - Other Minds
The first concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on February 28, 2013, commenced with an engaging panel discussion moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian. Joining Charles on stage are the concert’s featured performer’s, recorder player Bolette Roed, accordionist Andreas Borregaard, and violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen of the Danish based Trio Gáman; bansuri flute virtuoso G...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; :Lecture; Panel discussion; world music; folk music; 21st century classical
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